The Capitals are on a road trip. This is their third game of four and they lost the first two. After going to Winnipeg, they got Chicago and Detroit on back-to-back nights; not exactly a gift from the schedule maker.
Oddly enough, the Capitals took a 3-0 lead on the Red Wings and ended up winning the match, 5-3. This was a pretty badly needed win, and Washington got one here.
Next stop, Philadelphia. Generally speaking, the City of Brotherly Love is not the place to get well.